Tech to Help You Read More in 2018

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People who love to read take their love of reading very seriously. In fact, many avid readers feel like they don't spend enough time doing it. If you're someone who finds yourself constantly wanting to be absorbed in a book, you probably understand the feeling.

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Aside from somehow making more time in your day to sit down with a good book, there are ways technology can help you achieve your goal of reading more.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader you can get for the least amount of money. You can go eight weeks before you need to recharge the battery, which means you can knock out like 20 books in that time frame (or maybe that's wishful thinking). The black and white screen is noticeably crisper than earlier models and there's no glare in the sun. Four built-in LED lights make late-night reading more comfortable on the eyes.

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Through the Kindle bookstore, you can search through over four million titles. And with 4GB of internal storage, you can store thousands of books.

Buy the Kindle Paperwhite here for $100. Or if you don't mind spending more, check out the Kindle Oasis for arguably the best e-reading experience you'll find.


If spend a lot of time in the car, or if you just prefer to listen to books rather than read them, check out Audible—a great app for finding and listening to audiobooks. You can listen on your phone, tablet, or any device that has the app. As long as you sign into your account, you won't lose your place.

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Try a 30-day free trial of Audible, and after that, subscriptions start at $14.95 a month.


GoodReads is a social network for books and the people who love them. It's a great place to discover new books, review books you've read, and follow friends and celebrities to see their book recommendations (and to get some insight on which books you should avoid).

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Easily keep track of the books you've read, the books you're currently reading, the books you want to read, and your DNFs (the ones you Did Not Finish). Head over to GoodReads to find your next book.

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